Trina Solar Limited , a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, recently announced that it has signed an agreement to supply 40 MW of solar modules to Tegnatia, one of Turkey’s leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors. This partnership will enable Trina Solar to supply Tegnatia with its innovative solar PV solutions as both companies expand their presence in the Turkish market, and represent a key joining of forces between leading players in the international solar industry and the local PV market.
Under the agreement, Trina Solar will complete the delivery of its TSM-PD05 (polycrystalline, 60 cells) and TSM-PD14 (polycrystalline, 72 cells) modules by the end of the second quarter of 2016. The modules will be used in a range of solar projects in the areas of Mersin, Adana, Konya and Erzurum. As the world’s largest supplier of solar PV modules and the most bankable PV module manufacturer globally, Trina Solar is ideally placed to supply the high-quality solutions that Tegnatia requires.
Established in 2013, Tegnatia is a joint venture between T-Dinamik, a Turkish renewable energy investment firm which has funded large-scale solar parks in Turkey, Greece and Romania; and Egnatia Group, a Greek construction company operating in Eastern Europe and the UK. Tegnatia is committed to offering turnkey services covering the design, implementation and maintenance of medium- to large-scale solar parks, with a core aim of bringing solar power to a wider section of the Turkish population.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa Tiris, General Manager at Tegnatia, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Trina Solar, a global solar energy leader. We have ambitious targets to bring the benefits of high-quality solar PV to a wider range of Turkish companies and consumers, which requires a strong and reliable partner that can provide the quality of product and service that these projects demand. In addition, we were looking for a partner that can provide support locally, as and when required. Trina Solar represents the ideal fit to help bring these projects to fruition.”
Mr. Rongfang Yin, Assistant Vice President, Regional Head of the Module Business Unit (MBU) of Europe and Africa at Trina Solar, added: “Tegnatia is a major player in the Turkish solar PV market, so we are very pleased to enter this partnership. It represents an important milestone in the promising Turkish market and we are looking forward to supporting and accelerating the much-needed deployment of solar PV in Turkey, through the provision of our industry-leading modules which Trina Solar will also showcase at the forthcoming SOLAREX exhibition in Istanbul. Our focus at Trina Solar is on providing high-quality PV technologies that our partners can rely on, and we anticipate great success for our latest venture into the Turkish market.”